Food center in need of volunteers
There are two, main components to smoothly distribute food for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Obviously having enough food to cover the need is job No. 1, and Second Harvest currently has a handle on that —as tenuous as it may be.
The second, and equally important component, is having enough volunteers to help with the distribution and it is in this area the Second Harvest of Silicon Valley finds it needs help.
“It’s been a huge concern from the beginning and we’re especially starting to feel it now,” said Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which has warehouses in San Jose and San Carlos. “Things are getting busier for everyone and we have seen a decline in volunteers at our sites.”
Second Harvest connects with more than 300 partners throughout both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to distribute food and while Bacho said there is need for volunteer help to pack food boxes in the organization’s warehouses, it is also looking for volunteers to staff the more than 130 drive-thru food distribution sites in the counties. Read more via SMDailyJournal